A superb plot with planning permission for a ultra-contemporary detached home.
Snug Architects, one of Winchester's leading local architect practices headed up by Paul Bulkeley and his team, provided the superb contemporary design for the proposed build. The planning permission granted is a build for a detached four bedroom property, which lies adjacent to bungalows on either side.
The build will use sustainable technologies and materials such as charred timber, zinc and aluminium framed glazing as the primary materials. These provide the opportunity to create a discrete and contemporary aesthetic with technical refinement in the detail. The proposed dwelling will look to use sustainable technologies and resources where possible. Materials will be sourced locally as far as possible and via sustainable sources. Grey water harvesting and collection will be in place along with mechanical ventilation and heat recovery technology. Large south-west facing windows allow natural light and some thermal massing to occur in the property (to the rear). Large openings in the front of the property and some roof-lights allow for natural (and consistent) north light to enter the dwelling.
In reference to the requirements of local planning policy CP11, water consumption and carbon emissions will be kept to the lowest levels that are practical and viable for this site. Noting that although CSH (Code for Sustainable Homes) is no-longer a government requirement, however Winchester City Council wishes to maintain CSH Level 4 for energy and water as the maximum standards applicable to any new site. This new dwelling will be in accordance with this.
The interior accommodation is of a relative split level nature and will offer four good sized bedrooms (three first floor and one ground floor), with two en suites, a main bathroom, and ground floor cloakroom. The main living space is of an open-plan design, allowing for three areas for seating, dining and cooking, with access from two sets of bi-fold doors onto the rear garden. In addition there is a spacious entrance hall and separate utility boot room which also provides a convenient external access.
A wonderful location and unique setting for a good sized family home.Jon Lacey